Business Leaders Will Meet in Mexico City to Examine Quality Practices and Their Effect on Corporate Environmental Programs

Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from The Conference Board

    NEW YORK, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Business leaders will meet in Mexico
 City next month to examine quality and sustainable development practices and
 their effect on corporate environmental efforts.
     The Conference Board and American Chamber Mexico's 2001 Business, Quality,
 Energy and Environment Conference: Aligning Business Strategies for
 Competitiveness and Sustainable Growth will be held May 30-31 at the
 JW Marriott Hotel in Mexico City.  It is sponsored by Grupo Domos,
 Bridgestone/Firestone, and DuPont, and is being held in association with
 COPARMEX, Expansion, and ITESM.
     "The meeting will examine the strategic and practical challenges companies
 face in integrating quality and sustainable development as core elements of
 their corporate strategies," says Richard P. Wells, Conference Program
 Director.
     The May 30 opening keynote address, "The Challenge of Sustainable
 Competitiveness, Quality and Economic Growth," will be delivered by Luis
 Ernesto Derbez, Secretary of the Economy, Mexico.
     The May 30 keynote luncheon address, "Technological Innovation, Quality
 and Sustainable Development" will be delivered by Jaime Parada Avila, Director
 General of the National Council of Science and Industry.
     The May 31 General Keynote Session, "The Environmental Agendas of the Fox
 and Bush Administrations," will feature Raul Arriaga, Undersecretary for the
 Environment and Natural Resources, Mexico, and Jeffrey Davidow, United States
 Ambassador to Mexico.
     "Creative Destruction: Sustainable Business Strategies" will be addressed
 by Stuart L. Hart, Professor of Strategic Management, Kenan-Flagler Business
 School, University of North Carolina, USA.
     A panel discussion, "Lessons Learned from U.S. and Mexican Corporate
 Leaders: Challenges to Industry in Quality and Sustainable Growth," will
 feature Nicolas Gutierrez, Professor, Escuela de Graduados en Administracion y
 Direccion de Empresas, ITESM.
     "Sustainable Growth Strategies at DuPont: A Case Study" will be explored
 by Ricardo Ramirez, Operations and Network GSB Leader, Flouroproducts Business
 Director, DuPont S.A. de C.V.
     A panel discussion, "Environmental Strategies for the New Sexenio," will
 feature Daniel Basurto, Partner, LexCorp Abogados & Chairman, Ecological
 Commission, COPARMEX, Raul Tornel, Technical Director, Hulera Tornel &
 President, Environmental Committee of Concamin, and Lawrence Sperling,
 Environmental Attache to the United States Embassy, Mexico.
     Martin Whittaker, Managing Director of Innovest Strategic Value Advisors,
 USA, will examine "The Impact of Energy and Sustainability Programs on
 Shareholder Value."
     "The Social Impact of Sustainable Development: Challenges and
 Opportunities" will be examined by Eduardo Prieto, CEO, Grupo Primex, and
 Eduardo Sevilla Sacasa, Director General, Ryder S.A. de C.V.
     "What Sustainability and Quality Mean for Industry in Mexico" will be
 addressed by Leopoldo Rodriguez, Director Adjunto, GIRSA, S.A. de C.V.
 
     Concurrent sessions will include:
 
     *    "Quality and Environmental Systems in a Business Model"
     *    "Climate Change: Impact on Industry"
     *    "Innovation and Sustainability: Lessons from the Travel Industry"
     *    "Developing Sustainability Strategies"
 
     A COPY OF THE PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE ON THE CONFERENCE BOARD'S WEBSITE AT
 HTTP://WWW.CONFERENCE-BOARD.ORG.
 
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    NEW YORK, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Business leaders will meet in Mexico
 City next month to examine quality and sustainable development practices and
 their effect on corporate environmental efforts.
     The Conference Board and American Chamber Mexico's 2001 Business, Quality,
 Energy and Environment Conference: Aligning Business Strategies for
 Competitiveness and Sustainable Growth will be held May 30-31 at the
 JW Marriott Hotel in Mexico City.  It is sponsored by Grupo Domos,
 Bridgestone/Firestone, and DuPont, and is being held in association with
 COPARMEX, Expansion, and ITESM.
     "The meeting will examine the strategic and practical challenges companies
 face in integrating quality and sustainable development as core elements of
 their corporate strategies," says Richard P. Wells, Conference Program
 Director.
     The May 30 opening keynote address, "The Challenge of Sustainable
 Competitiveness, Quality and Economic Growth," will be delivered by Luis
 Ernesto Derbez, Secretary of the Economy, Mexico.
     The May 30 keynote luncheon address, "Technological Innovation, Quality
 and Sustainable Development" will be delivered by Jaime Parada Avila, Director
 General of the National Council of Science and Industry.
     The May 31 General Keynote Session, "The Environmental Agendas of the Fox
 and Bush Administrations," will feature Raul Arriaga, Undersecretary for the
 Environment and Natural Resources, Mexico, and Jeffrey Davidow, United States
 Ambassador to Mexico.
     "Creative Destruction: Sustainable Business Strategies" will be addressed
 by Stuart L. Hart, Professor of Strategic Management, Kenan-Flagler Business
 School, University of North Carolina, USA.
     A panel discussion, "Lessons Learned from U.S. and Mexican Corporate
 Leaders: Challenges to Industry in Quality and Sustainable Growth," will
 feature Nicolas Gutierrez, Professor, Escuela de Graduados en Administracion y
 Direccion de Empresas, ITESM.
     "Sustainable Growth Strategies at DuPont: A Case Study" will be explored
 by Ricardo Ramirez, Operations and Network GSB Leader, Flouroproducts Business
 Director, DuPont S.A. de C.V.
     A panel discussion, "Environmental Strategies for the New Sexenio," will
 feature Daniel Basurto, Partner, LexCorp Abogados & Chairman, Ecological
 Commission, COPARMEX, Raul Tornel, Technical Director, Hulera Tornel &
 President, Environmental Committee of Concamin, and Lawrence Sperling,
 Environmental Attache to the United States Embassy, Mexico.
     Martin Whittaker, Managing Director of Innovest Strategic Value Advisors,
 USA, will examine "The Impact of Energy and Sustainability Programs on
 Shareholder Value."
     "The Social Impact of Sustainable Development: Challenges and
 Opportunities" will be examined by Eduardo Prieto, CEO, Grupo Primex, and
 Eduardo Sevilla Sacasa, Director General, Ryder S.A. de C.V.
     "What Sustainability and Quality Mean for Industry in Mexico" will be
 addressed by Leopoldo Rodriguez, Director Adjunto, GIRSA, S.A. de C.V.
 
     Concurrent sessions will include:
 
     *    "Quality and Environmental Systems in a Business Model"
     *    "Climate Change: Impact on Industry"
     *    "Innovation and Sustainability: Lessons from the Travel Industry"
     *    "Developing Sustainability Strategies"
 
     A COPY OF THE PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE ON THE CONFERENCE BOARD'S WEBSITE AT
 HTTP://WWW.CONFERENCE-BOARD.ORG.
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -- Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X31446086
 
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